Spaghetti All’Italiana (1937, adapted)

Spaghetti All’Italiana is a classic spaghetti with tomato sauce from a vintage cookbook.  It comes to me by way Recipes from “Round the World”, published by the McNess company in the 1937.  This book includes recipes from over a dozen countries, from Argentina to Switzerland, along with a selection of American favorites.  Each recipe is……

Sausage Pastiera Gone Wrong (Florida, 1991, adapted)

Sausage Pastiera is a quick-and-dirty pasta casserole that’s kid friendly and suitable for a weeknight pantry meal.   The original recipe comes from the 1991 cookbook Preserving Our Italian Heritage, a community cookbook compiled by the Sons of Italy Florida Foundation.  The first recipe I tried from this cookbook was a swing and a miss, which……

Latino Yuppie Baked Green Rice (“Colombia”, adapted from Buen Provecho, 1995)

Buen Provecho is a 1995 cookbook compiled by the Hispanic employee group at AT&T, New Jersey chapter.  It is an absolute treasure trove of recipes, submitted by employees with every-which-flavor of Latin American heritage you can think of.  Individual recipes are identified by cuisine, and there is a helpful glossary to define terms and ingredients……